Want an ASHA Certification? Here’s What You Need to Know
31 Aug

Want an ASHA Certification? Here’s What You Need to Know

There are so many things you can do and accomplish in the field of Speech-Language Pathology. From working privately with patients to working in association with school, the sky really is the limit. However, a big piece of your career will always be your continuing education credits and additional certifications. One of the most sought-after certifications for SLPs is an ASHA certification.

If you’re interested in learning more about ASHA and what it can do for your career, here’s what you need to know.

The ASHA Certification and What it Means for SLPs

What is the ASHA certification?

ASHA stands for the American Speech-language Hearing Association. Becoming ASHA certified means that you’ll hold a CCC-SLP, or a Certificate of Clinical Competence in Speech-Language Pathology.

What are the benefits of an ASHA certification?

There are a variety of benefits when it comes to earning an ASHA certification and receiving your CCC-SLP. These benefits apply to both you and your clients.

For your clients…

The Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC) validates and provides assurance to your clients, other health care professionals, employers, state licensure boards, and third-party payers, that through participation in continuous professional development activities they can be confident you are keeping up with rapid changes in your profession.

For you…

  • Employment opportunities and career advancement
  • Ease the process of applying for state licensure
  • Provide you with professional credibility

How can I get one?

To complete your application for certification, you must submit the following:

* Internationally educated applicants must submit an original evaluated transcript

For more in-depth information on everything about ASHA, visit this website.

This site will help you to learn everything you can before applying. Not every speech-language pathologist will want or need this particular certification. However, if you find that it’s right for you, it could open your career up in powerful ways and help you to better serve your clients. We wish you the best of luck in your decision!

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Resources:

https://www.asha.org/slp/

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